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Who We Are

Safe Kids Kansas is a 501c(3) charitable organization and is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. The designated lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 

Pedestrian Safety

Walk This Way

When we think about talking to our kids about pedestrian safety, we typically think of our 5 to 9 year olds. But you may be surprised to learn the most at-risk age group for pedestrian injuries is teenagers. With approximately 75 percent of 12-17 year-olds owning cell phones, it's important to talk to your children about putting mobile devices away and paying attention when walking, especially around traffic.

One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students cross the street while distracted by electronic devices.  This includes texting, talking on the phone, playing games, and listening to music.  Putting down your mobile device when crossing the street can be the difference between life and death.  So remember to talk to your children, including your teens, about pedestrian safety and ask for a Moment of Silence. http://www.safekids.org/video/video-moment-silence.

 

Child Car Seats


Are you interested in becoming a Car Seat Technician?

Click here to find out how.

Looking for a car seat inspection or distribution program in Kansas?  Visit www.kansascarseatcheck.org for a list of resources near you.

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Product Safety Recalls

Your Online Resources for Recalls

To check for product safety recalls please visit www.recalls.gov your online resource for recalls.


What Can You Do?


What’s Going On?

  • Safe Kids Kansas Strategic Plan 2012-2014: The three-year strategic plan for Safe Kids Kansas was developed during retreats held in 2008 for the full coalition membership, local affiliates and board/staff.  It highlights eleven goals set for Safe Kids Kansas and discusses unintentional childhood injury risk areas. 
  • 2012 State Needs Assessment
  • Annual Report: A summary of activities and programs
    - 2013